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Depends on your definition of "hacker".

True "hackers" are almost by definition the best programmers in the world. They don't "hack" into government databases or "hack" user accounts. Rather they are skilled at using software in unconventional ways to get the absolute most out of the hardware.

The pop culture definition of "hacker" doesn't even really need and programming skills. Most of them are just script kiddies. Basically they just copy and paste code into poorly written programs in order to "hack" people. Not to say they are all like this (eg, LulzSec), but most of them are.
Any good examples of the True hackers?
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I fell in love with programming while I was "altering" a TI-83 calculator. It's programming is a really basic C language, and I even got a third party C compiler to run on my TI-84. After finding out it had a Z80 at its core I wrote some software that used that processor a little more efficiently than the bulky graphical programs pre-installed on the calculator.
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You fall in love when you make your first 10K doing it.
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You fall in love when you make your first 10K doing it.
Yeah...I chose the Networking route though. I still program though and plan to jump back in it as a career at some point in my life.
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You fall in love when you make your first 10K doing it.
How is programming job market in Guam? I am in HK, very close to Guam. I went to Guam before, so beautiful.
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Yeah...I chose the Networking route though. I still program though and plan to jump back in it as a career at some point in my life.
Which one you like better? And why?
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Which one you like better? And why?
I love them both. Thats the short answer. The long answer is that while I can spend hours rewiring a communications closet or set up a vpn for clients and enjoy it I don't feel any gratitude from creating something, thats where programming comes in. Programming, at least for now, is a hobby of mine I took all the necessary classes in college to become a programmer but afterwards I became certified and entered the Networking field. For now I help out on sourceforge.net and codeplex with projects looking for developers..but I have never thought about which I like more. My job has me tasked as both a networking professional and a developer..well a web application developer at least..

{edit} I guess for sanity's sake I like being a network professional so I don't have to read bug reports all day lol
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For me, it's the wanting to perfect functionality and wanting to make sure everything looks good. I will literally go back and forth checking a, for example, website's coding, to make sure it's EXACTLY how i want it. It can be super frustrating some times but it's so fun cause it's kinda like puzzles!
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You fall in love when you make your first 10K doing it.
holy crap!
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You fall in love when you make your first 10K doing it.
More like 6 times that
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